Dundas & Carlaw
Located in the Leslieville neighbouhood in the east end of Toronto, Dundas and Carlaw has seen significant growth over the past several years - 446 units were built between 2006 and 2011. Carlaw Ave. is designated as a mixed-use street, while the surrounding areas are a combination of residential and employment. The area's density, along with the variety amenities, good walkability, and access to transit make it a vibrant, complete community. The area also has room to grow and intensify, which is supported by the city's planning policy.
115 jobs + people/ha
115 jobs + people/ha
Highly walkable neighbourhood
Several schools, daycares and community centres are within walking distance
Grid street network makes it easy to get around on foot or bicycle
Sidewalks are prominent and houses are oriented towards the street, with cars and garages in the back
Many transit stops within walking distance
Three main transit routes (along Queen, Gerrard and Carlaw), means most residences are within walking distance to transit
Good connectivity to transit nodes (e.g. Bloor St. subway)
Mix of single-detached, mid-rise (4-12 stories),
Parking lots, industrial buildings provide opportunity for development. The Official Plan and site specific policies support re-development.
12 redevelopment sites approved over last 15 years
Green & Open Spaces
8 ha of municipal park space
This is equivalent to 3 ha/1000 people (the average in Canadian cities is 9.2 hectares/1000 people)
Within short walking distance of residential areas
Lots of places to eat, shop, and enjoy leisure time
- Cafes and restaurants
- Drug store
- Cultural spaces
- Yoga studios
- Dry cleaning
- Artist studios
- Community facilities (schools, day cares, etc.)
- Grocery store
1,655 jobs vs. 2,894 people
Height, density and massing of new buildings respects and reinforces the existing character.
Opportunities for public realm improvements, such as street furniture, improved lighting and parks space.
Redevelopment of the are must continue to retain industrial heritage.